Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs is a tourism attraction situated in Tasmania's Huon Valley. (60 minutes south of Huonville). Tours are currently limited to 8 people per tour. Please phone us to book. Bookings not required for thermal pool
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  • MMCSydney
    159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Hobart Day Trip
    Blown away. It's a bit of a trek from Hobart so we missed it the first visit down. Had some extra days this time and wanted to hit a spot we hadn't before. So glad we drove the 1 hr 40 mins for this little adventure. Not only is it spectacular to see, but the more and more you learn about what it is you are looking at the more blown away you are. I am severely clausterphobic and had zero issues with this cave (I have a panic attack if an elevator stalls even momentarily). I let the guide know and she kept checking in on me and making sure I was okay. The tour guide was not only incredibly kind but so knowledgeable and did a wonderful job keeping us all, including the kids, engaged. There is a thermal pool--but it's not quite what we thought it would be. It's a motel-style pool with spring water...it's not as hot as I'd anticipated but the kids loved. There is a lovely hotsprings track that starts from the pool area and a nice little cafe for some snacks and drinks.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Adela G
    Ballarat, Australia34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Happy times at Hastings Caves
    An absolutely brilliant and breathtaking experience at Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs. Our tour guide, Ella, was knowledgeable and informative and the rock formations and water pools and steps - unlike anything I've seen before! Highly recommended if you are in the area. Remember to wear warm clothing and good walking shoes.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Wendy G
    Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMAZING!!!
    WOW! WOW! WOW! If you have the time to take the journey the hasting caves are a must. We as a family of four took the journey and we weren’t disappointed. The tour guide was amazing so was the walk to the caves. The caves themselves were something that will amaze you and if you take your swimmers the thermal pool is in a stunning little spot to warm up after viewing the caves. Well worth the trip. We highly recommend you taking the country bay side trip to this amazing place.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Alexandra F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful above and below the forest
    Highly recommend a visit to the caves if you’re anywhere near the area! Even if you’ve been to similar caves before, it was phenomenal seeing the forest above and then knowing you’re standing 50 meters below it. Very impressed to see how much the walkways and necessary railings were built around the natural formations, to minimize the impact to the cave. Paul was our guide, with Erica leading the first group ahead of ours, both were friendly and welcoming. Paul never made us feel rushed, and was full of knowledge.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Judy F
    Carrara, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and enjoyable guided experience in the Hastings Caves .
    Spectacular view in the caves which were lit making it easy to take photos. The 450 steps in the caves were wet in some places but were well supported with hand rails . Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Very interesting and enjoyable experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Sue
    Adelaide, Australia24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hastings Cave & Thermal Pool
    Beautiful part of Tasmania, 90 min drive from Hobart. Cave was huge, tour guide was informative and fun. Thermal pool was great, we took sausages for bbq, a fabulous time had by all and in a stunning setting. There is a cafe if you don’t wish to take your own and a great souvenir shop. Can easily spend a full day here.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 October 2023
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Russell S
Mount Gambier, Australia4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Went off the website

‘Bookings are only required for commercial and educational tour groups or public groups of twelve or more people in one party’

So drove over an hour to get there and were told the tickets have already sold out for the day. Waste of our time. Get with the ages and have online booking to avoid peoples disappointment and waste of time and money getting there for nothing
Written 10 January 2024
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Sue
Adelaide, Australia24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Beautiful part of Tasmania, 90 min drive from Hobart. Cave was huge, tour guide was informative and fun.
Thermal pool was great, we took sausages for bbq, a fabulous time had by all and in a stunning setting. There is a cafe if you don’t wish to take your own and a great souvenir shop. Can easily spend a full day here.
Written 13 October 2023
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Judy F
Carrara, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Spectacular view in the caves which were lit making it easy to take photos. The 450 steps in the caves were wet in some places but were well supported with hand rails . Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Very interesting and enjoyable experience.
Written 9 October 2023
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,555 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We visited the "Thermal" pool for a swim. $5 each and no discount for students (even with a UTAS card). The pool is OK but it is not that warm. We did enjoy a picnic by the fire afterwards. The pool is not a must do activity...
Written 3 October 2023
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Alexandra F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Highly recommend a visit to the caves if you’re anywhere near the area! Even if you’ve been to similar caves before, it was phenomenal seeing the forest above and then knowing you’re standing 50 meters below it. Very impressed to see how much the walkways and necessary railings were built around the natural formations, to minimize the impact to the cave.

Paul was our guide, with Erica leading the first group ahead of ours, both were friendly and welcoming. Paul never made us feel rushed, and was full of knowledge.
Written 24 September 2023
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Wendy G
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
WOW! WOW! WOW! If you have the time to take the journey the hasting caves are a must. We as a family of four took the journey and we weren’t disappointed. The tour guide was amazing so was the walk to the caves. The caves themselves were something that will amaze you and if you take your swimmers the thermal pool is in a stunning little spot to warm up after viewing the caves. Well worth the trip. We highly recommend you taking the country bay side trip to this amazing place.
Written 14 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Adela G
Ballarat, Australia34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
An absolutely brilliant and breathtaking experience at Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs. Our tour guide, Ella, was knowledgeable and informative and the rock formations and water pools and steps - unlike anything I've seen before! Highly recommended if you are in the area. Remember to wear warm clothing and good walking shoes.
Written 11 September 2023
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Anon Amiss
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Went there purely for the hot springs, so review is only for that. It was cold!! Didn't bother getting in, definitely not thermal like in New Zealand ....
Written 29 July 2023
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MMCSydney
Sydney159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Blown away. It's a bit of a trek from Hobart so we missed it the first visit down. Had some extra days this time and wanted to hit a spot we hadn't before. So glad we drove the 1 hr 40 mins for this little adventure. Not only is it spectacular to see, but the more and more you learn about what it is you are looking at the more blown away you are.

I am severely clausterphobic and had zero issues with this cave (I have a panic attack if an elevator stalls even momentarily). I let the guide know and she kept checking in on me and making sure I was okay. The tour guide was not only incredibly kind but so knowledgeable and did a wonderful job keeping us all, including the kids, engaged.

There is a thermal pool--but it's not quite what we thought it would be. It's a motel-style pool with spring water...it's not as hot as I'd anticipated but the kids loved. There is a lovely hotsprings track that starts from the pool area and a nice little cafe for some snacks and drinks.
Written 6 July 2023
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Janelle W
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We took our 10 year old grand kids and they loved it. Steps are a bit of an effort but well worth it. Guide was informative and friendly.
Written 2 July 2023
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